Big Buddy Street Worker

The project aims to help run away and street children in Delhi. Help is needed to teach the children, provide meals & give them a better future.

There are over 100 million street children in India, lot of them run away from their homes and family in search for a better life. This brings them to Delhi the capital of India. Many NGO's and shelter homes are running in Delhi to help these children get a better upbringing. The children are from 4-14 years old and are both girls and boys. These children have a very bad life if they are not helped by these projects. The projects are located all around Delhi. 

As a volunteer you would help in local street children projects in Delhi, which work for the betterment of these children. These children are often abused and tortured with child labour, sometimes even physical and mental abuse. You would help the local centers in providing the children with better education and overall a better upbringing. Volunteers teach English, maths, geography, music and more. You can also play with them, teach art and craft activities, take them for outings, teach personal hygiene and more. Education is mostly non - formal and unstructured, as the projects do not have much resources to work with.

You would work 5-6 hours a day, 5 days a week. Weekends are free and you can explore the city or travel to places like Taj Mahal and Jaipur.


Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Families
Groups

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV and Recent Photo is required
Other Skills
Volunteering experience would help, but it is not mandatory.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:30 - 15:30

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Free-time activities

Volunteers get a chance to visit Agra to see the famous Taj Mahal. They can also go to Jaipur and see the famous pink city. Dharamshala and Palampur are also possible and you can go for trekking and to visit Dalai Lama's temple.

Climbing
Hiking
Yoga/Meditation

Services

What's included?
Pre Departure information - provided before you come to India
Airport Pickup - We will provide airport pickup in Delhi for volunteers arriving from 6 am to 10 pm.
Orientation - A half day orientation will be provided by our staff.
Accommodation - Volunteer accommodations are provided in the volunteers home.
Food - Volunteers are served with two meals a day in this project, breakfast and dinner.
In-country support - 24 hours support provided by our local staff.
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Airport Pickup

Yes - airport pickup is included in cost from Delhi airport.

Accommodation

Accommodation is provided in one of our 3 volunteers homes in Delhi. The homes are located in safe south Delhi area and provide air conditioning during summers. WiFi internet is also provided and comfortable beds and modern toilets are also provided.

Guesthouse Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

Breakfast and Dinner is provided from Monday to Saturday. Indian meals are provided.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs
1 week (min. stay)
$479
2 weeks
$586
3 weeks
$693
4 weeks
$801
7 weeks
$1122
9 weeks
$1336
13 weeks (max. stay)
$1765

You can volunteer at the project site in Delhi/India between 1 weeks and 13 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Volunteering India will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$307/week
Deposit (20%)
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Final Payment (80%)
Your final payment must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.

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Airport
The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International (DEL) in New Delhi. We assist you to find cheap flights to India.
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10 Siri Fort Road, New Delhi, 110049 Delhi, India